Legal Malpractice Attorneys

Malpractice-Legal

Legal malpractice is the term for negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, or breach of contract by Lawyer, Advocate, Solicitor or an Attorney that causes harm to his or her client. In order to rise to an actionable level of negligence (an actual breach of a legal duty of care), the injured party must show that the Lawyer, Advocate, Solicitor or an Attorney acts were not merely the result of poor strategy, but that they were the result of errors that no reasonable Lawyer, Advocate, Solicitor or an Attorney would make.

A common basis for a legal malpractice claim arises when Lawyer, Advocate, Solicitor or an Attorney misses a deadline for filing a paper with the court or serving a paper on another party, and that error is irrevocably and incurably fatal to the client’s case.

A less common basis is where Lawyer, Advocate, Solicitor or an Attorney misses a deadline and the error, while not fatal in and of itself to a claim or defense, still forces the client to spend far more to resolve the case than would have been necessary otherwise.

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>> Legal abuse
>> Fiduciary management

>> Professional responsibility
>> Ineffective assistance of counsel